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CLASS OF 2016 - SENIOR INFORMATION-SCHOLARSHIPS-IMPORTANT DATES

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

Prom - April 30, 2016

Baccalaureate/Senior Awards - May 19, 2016 - 7:00 p.m.

Senior's Last Day of School - May 20, 2016

Senior's Last Band Concert - May 22, 2016 - 4:00 p.m.

Graduation Practice - May 26, 2016 - 8:30 a.m.

Graduation Ceremony - May 26, 2016 - 7:00 p.m.

 

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION:

**All seniors are encouraged to check out the local scholarships made available through local foundations and businesses in our area. Copies of these scholarship application forms are available and can be picked up from Diane in the high school office or Kelly in the athletic office.**

Applications for the $1,000 Nottawa-Sherman Firefighter's Association scholarship are due March 16, 2016.
Students may click on the scholarship link on the front page of
www.nsfd.net to download the guidelines and application forms.
If you have any questions, e-mail Frank Benn at
11-17@nsfd.net

Application deadline for Delta College scholarships is February 29, 2016. Go to delta.edu/scholarships to apply on-line today!!

Northwood University offers academic merit scholarships based on a student's ACT/SAT score and GPA to all student who have been accepted to Northwood. They also have several other scholarship opportunities available to incoming Freshmen. If you plan to attend Northwood University, see Diane in the high school office for more information.

Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies (COPAS) is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students attending a Michigan College or University who will be an accounting, finance or petroleum technology major. Application deadline is March 31, 2016. See Diane in the high school office for a copy of the application.

High school students are invited to tour a free virtual college fair for the Midwest United States!  This fair is scheduled for February 15th-20th.  Students can log on any time during this week to get information from many colleges.  There is a question and answer section for the students to get answers directly from college reps. Students must go to www.collegefairsonline.com to the students tab to register ASAP. A reminder e-mail will be sent to all students who register.  This service is completely free! Questions can be directed to: Tamara Pendleton Owner, College Fairs Online. tpendleton@collegefairsonline.com www.collegefairsonline.com.

AAA of Michigan is offering scholarships of $1,000 to be awarded to four graduating seniors attending a Michigan public, private or charter high school. Students must show proof of AAA Michigan School Safety Patrol participation in elementary or middle school, good academic standing and a strong record of involvement in the community and/or extra-curricular activities. A personal letter of introduction must be included describing community and extra-curricular activities and what being a Safety Patroller meant to them. Deadline to submit applications is May 6, 2016. See Diane in the high school office for more information.

*Check out individual College and University websites for specific Scholarships and Financial Aid opportunities you may  qualify for! 

* Also a good idea to inquire about potential scholarship at parents employers/business they work for, or organizations  or associations they may be members of! 

*See Diane or Kelly for scholarship applications or more information regarding Scholarships and  college admissions/applications. 

*ATTENTION ATHLETES: If you plan on playing Division I or II athletics in college, you MUST register through the NCAA  Clearinghouse/Eligibility Center as soon as possible.  Please visit http://web1.ncaa.org/ECWR2/NCAA_EMS/NCAA.html  

Local Scholarships: (more local scholarships will roll in this winter and be due in the spring, please check back frequently). 

 Mount Pleasant Area Community Foundation: Numerous Beal City Specific Scholarships as well as Mt Pleasant Area Tech  Center scholarships. Go to www.mpacf.org to apply online (should be available early January), deadline usually early March.  

 Nottawa‐Sherman Firefighter’s Association Scholarship: $1,000 to a graduate who lives within the Nottawa or Sherman  township area, has a GPA of 2.0 or higher and preference given to those pursuing careers in public safety/health.   Application available at  http://www.nsfd.net/  Not available yet, usually due in March‐watch their webpage

 Homebuilders’ Association of Central Michigan: Building Industry Student Award, reserved for student entering building  industry related field of study (i.e. interior design, architecture, construction management, electrical, plumbing, heating,  carpentry, building trades, etc.). Application not available yet, usually due in March 

 Lake Trust Credit Union: offers 10 $1,000 scholarships to MI high school seniors with a 2.6 or higher GPA attending a 2 or 4  year school. Go to laketrust.org/scholarship to apply. Not available yet, watch their webpage

 Aggie of Excellence: Given to a student that exemplifies excellence academically, artistically, athletically or within the  community. Must have good character and show I through a short essay.  Application on guidance office door  Due April 22

 Beal City Education Association: 3.0 minimum GPA, must plan to attend 2 or more years in college or tech school and must  participate in graduation activities.  Application on guidance office door Due April 22 

 Beal City Knights of Columbus: Offers two $800 scholarships (one boy/one girl) determined through random drawing.   Student must be a child of a current BC K of C Council 3651 member. Application on guidance office door, Due April 22 

 David Brickner Memorial Scholarship: $2,500 scholarship available to one BCHS Grad, no minimum requirements to apply.  Application on guidance office door, due April 22 

 Dennis Memorial Scholarship: (Must be attending CMU in the fall) Valued at over $1700—application on guidance office  door, due April 22 

 Weidman Lion’s Club Scholarship: Applicant must live in the Weidman or Beal City school district; one scholarship will be  given in each area. 3.0 minimum GPA.  Application not available yet (will be put on guidance office door once its available),  due in April  Michigan Scholarships: 

 Michigan Education Association: Must be a dependent of a current or retired MEA member in good standing.  Go to www.mea.org/mea‐scholarship to access the application. Deadline February 25th, 2016! 

 Disability Attorneys of Michigan‐ 3 $1,000 scholarships to graduating MI seniors who have a parent/guardian  receiving disability benefits from the Social Security Administration or Veterans Affairs.  Also must have a min.  gpa of 3.0 and attend a 2 or 4 year college.  500 word essay required as well. Go to damichigan.com/resources  for the application DEALINE MAY 31ST, 2016  National Scholarships: 

 Nursing Schools Almanac awards a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse. Go to  www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com for detailed information and application‐deadline June 30, 2016 

 Many out there—use sites listed below to find what’s available.

College Specific Scholarships: (All schools have numerous scholarships available to their enrolled students.  Please visit respective school      webpages for their available scholarships and financial aid!) 

Helpful Scholarship Search Websites: Millions of Scholarships are out there. The ones I have listed are just ones that  mail me information or applications to provide—if you know of good ones or would like me to post others, please email  me!  These are some great websites to search for more scholarships 

www.fastweb.com   www.cappex.com/scholarships       www.highfivescholarships.com  

 

2016 is an exciting year for education as most public and private not-for-profit colleges and universities in Michigan are incorporating online degree programs. Knowing that students and families are faced with trying to figure out the best educational route to take, OnlineColleges.net has refocused their site and its resources to provide an investigative review of the online education landscape and critically evaluate the best program available, from quality to affordability. Most importantly, they have provided scholarship information that students can leverage to help finance their education.

You can see the entire guide along with some of its features here:

 

 

Because of their non-biased approach and focusing on only not-for-profit public and private higher education institutions, they have become a valuable resource for government entities like Michigan Community College Network and City of Manistique, Michigan.


If you find the resource useful like others have, would you mind including a link to it in your website too? Of course, you are free to choose the best place for it on your site.

Thank you.

 

Jude Bellen
jude.bellen.ocnet@gmail.com

 

Mt. Pleasant Bowler's Youth Education Grant Program - Open to any graduating high school senior. Application deadline is April 15th. Must have unimpaired amateur standing in bowling and be a past or current member in good standing for at least 3 years of an organized Mt. Pleasant Youth Bowling Program. See Diane in the high school office for an application.

HOME BUILDERS’ ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL MICHIGAN SCHOLARSHIP:

RESERVED FOR STUDENT ENTERING BUILDING INDUSTRY RELATED FIELD OF STUDY (i.e. interior design, architecture, construction management, electrical, plumbing, heating, carpentry, building trades, etc.) Applications due at Home Builders’ Association Office by March 31, 2016. See Diane in the high school office for an application and details. There are two scholarships available; one for a student entering the building industry and another for a student who is the child of a Home Builder's Association member.

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